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Aug 31, 2010 6:00pm PDT
coming to meechl my name is not virginia black. >> ruben's exmail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase made in michigan. by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, ruben figured the worst. >> oh, god. you know? identity theft. someone took my card. someone making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy. the store assured him no one used his account and promised to find out why it received someone else's e mail, however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e mail after e mail after e mail and e mail was all of her purchases and geek squad orders and times for pick ups. everything, cameras, lap tops, to you power supply autos best buy kept promising to fix this problem. but virginia black's exmails kept coming. soon, ruben folt like he knew the woman. her buying habits and taste in electronics. troubling, he had her best buy member id number. and in the wrong hands, he figure that had could be misused. >> implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point a finger towards me say
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Sep 7, 2010 4:00am PDT
. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 racehorses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene, as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> at least one person has been killed and three others injured after a small plane crashed on a residential street in southern nevada. authorities say the single-engine plane burst into flames in a crash in henderson monday. witnesses say it crashed upside down. and local residents had to douse it with hodeses before they could rescue the trapped passengers. >>> now, for this morning's weather from around the nation. as we mentioned earlier, tropical storm hermine is pounding most of texas today. other stormy spots include the rest of the gulf coast,rest of louisiana into georgia. most of florida and around the great lakes. >> the rest of the country is mostly seasonable and pretty dry. in the upper midwest, expect cooler temps, in the 70s. the entire east coast zooms back in
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Sep 5, 2010 6:00am PDT
coming to me but my name is not virginia black. >> reuben's e-mail contained a receipt for a product he didn't buy. the purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away reuben figured the worst. >> you know, identity theft. somebody took my card. and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his company. they said they would find out why and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, lab tops. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but virginia's e-mails kept coming. rubin felt he knew the woman, her buying and taste in electronics. he had her member i.d. number. he thought in the wrong hands that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they point the finger towards me and saying you gave this person's information
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Sep 24, 2010 2:05am PDT
. >> reporter: meet the very light car. it's made in virginia, runs anywhere, and tops 100 miles a gallon. >> with a total efficiency of 102.5 mpg. >> reporter: the futuristic four-seater won progressive insurance company's automotive x-prize, a year-long race to design an ultra-efficient car that's safe, affordable and desirable. >> you don't have to choose between beautiful, fast, affordable, safe, and 100 miles per gallon or greater. you can get them all. >> reporter: this car is not alone. hybrids and electric cars like the chevy volt are pushing the boundaries of fuel efficiency. uncle sam already insists cars average 35 miles a gallon by 2015. environmental groups, citing this car, are already urged the obama administration to make that 60 miles a gallon by 2025. >> it's time we feel the market actually wants these vehicles, with the government mandating it, the car companies are going to be producing it. >> reporter: seeking electric cars for the future edison 2. in the end the light car beat out hybrids with gasoline. >> it is the car of the future, there's no doubt in my mind. >>
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Sep 6, 2010 11:00pm PDT
game between boise state and virginia tech made tv history i have tonight. it was the first college game ever televised using the new 3d technology. earlier today sports fans at ricky sports theater and grill in san leandro were amazed by the 3d telecast of the tennis open. one customer reached out and tried to grab a player. >> perspective it is so great. like you are right there you can reach out and touch somebody. >> saw it here. just the beginning of it. every year they come out every 6 months like a cell phone. upgrade it. >> might want to hold off agent while. >> give it some time. >>reporter: and he makes a good point. technical standard not been adopted universe avenue. one brand of 3d glasses may not work properly with the competing brand. >> cool looking glasses there. >> yes. football in 3d would be fun to watch. >> speaking of football. 49 ers and players may surprise you and did their part today but would it be enough to catch the padres in the national league west. find national league west. find out [ female announcer ] back to school means back to busy mornings. tha
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Sep 1, 2010 4:00am PDT
friday morning. the governor of virginia plans to declare a state of emergency in his state later today. >>> and even a slight change in the storm's track could make an enormous difference. >> with the latest on the path, we're joined by accuweather's jeanette calle. hi, jeannette. >> good morning, rob and mike. we're keeping an eye on earl, which is a major hurricane. it is continuing to track to the northwest at about 14 miles per hour. it is north of his pan nola. but is it going to run east of the bahamas. there is a tropical storm warning in effect for the turks and caicos islands. behind earl, we have fiona, which is moving westward, set to impact the leeward islands today, with tropical storm force winds and rainfall. here's the forecast eye path with hurricane earl. it's going to be approaching the southeast coast throughout the day today. so, expect to see dangerous rip currents, anywhere from coastal of ida to coastal are south carolina. a hurricane watch was issued for those areas north of surf city, north carolina, into the north carolina/virginia border. and it's goin
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Sep 2, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, sam champion is in virginia beach, following the size of the waves, and the flooding that may follow from them. sam? >> reporter: hey, good evening, diane. and yeah, there have been big changes with earl today, but there will be hurricane-force winds on the outer banks of north carolina tonight. that storm is 130 miles away from atlantic beach, north carolina, and just look at the waves. you said at the top of the show, 15 feet, easy. and we expect they'll be about 20-foot waves there. buoy reports near the eye of the storm have put those waves at 40 feet high. a 3d satellite picture is the best way to show you the changes in earl today. and in the last couple of days. when that storm is well organized and powerful, it has a tight, well-formed eye. now it's difficult to even find the eye as it has weakened, but the hurricane-force winds are still powerful enough to brush that side of the cape, and also, we think cape cod, as well. here's the latest track from the hurricane center, and it's good news for the mid-atlantic coast, places like the coast of virginia, delaware, new jersey,
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm PDT
4 years since burke was killed. the defendant steven pat was 19 when he plowed his virginia than into the officer patrol car. fatal crash occurred the night of july 26 2006. here at cambridge and fulton streets. he was in the stolen van with two ovrments he led police on high speed car chase after committing a string of robberies. they wound their way from highway 280 through city streets. impact of the crash turned his police cruiser on to the sidewalk. burke had been on the force 5 years at the time he was stationed at bay view police station. fellow officers were lived when they found out that pat was out on bail in the murder happened. >> i will find out why this piece of garbage was not incarcerated. >>reporter: today dozens of officers packed the courtroom to show their support for their fallen comrade. pat broke down and cried softly after the verdict was read. outside the courtroom officer burke's father spoke of for giveness if since the murder occurred during a robbery, this is a special circumstances case which means that the defendant could get life without parole. se
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
state of virginia carried th p last night in the sate' execution of a womain a century. now executions aren't terribly uncomm this is the third one in 2010, but this particular case is reigniting the debate over crime and punisment jim sciutto is in virginia with this. good morning, jim. >> reporter: robin, good morning. we're hearing of a harrowing scene in "l" block behind me. eyewitnesses i've spoken with described lewis as terrified and trembling as she entered the chamber. she turned down a sedative offered to death row inmates. a guard tapping her on the shoulder to calm her as she w put to death. it's here inside this cramped death chamber where teresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in 98 years. >> the execution of teresa lewis has been carried out in the manner as prescribed by the laws of the commonwealth of virginia. >> reporter: just outside supporters including her minister of seven years kept a sad vigil. when you met with her for a final time, did you have a sense that she was ready for this? >> she resigned herself to this, and she knew for seven years
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Sep 1, 2010 2:05am PDT
already in place north of sur city, north carolina/virginia border. it's g northeasterly track as we head into the labor day weekend and perhaps impacting the new england coast by this labor day weekend with destructive waves. peak wind gusts over 65 miles and rob and mike, perhaps even somevy r >> all right, jeannette, thank you. >>> as for the forecat noee som hail, gusty winds and a chance of tornados in wichita, omaha, and sioux city. showers and thunderstorms from the southern plains to the great lks. showers in the northern rockies. >> just shn and sea 91 in colorado springs. 95 in sacramento. 77 in fargo. 81 in chicago. 86 in detroit. 90s along the entire east coast and gulf coast. >>> in other news this morning defense secretary robert gates has arrived in iraq to meet with u.s. troops as they formally close down their combat mission. president obama made the formal announcement last night from the en n usement last night from the >> reporter: hi, rob,omor >> reporter: hi, rob,omor 2003 to declare war in iraq. and with ather i said, it's over. >> good evening. >> reporter: th
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Sep 22, 2010 11:00am PDT
ago, the president held a backyard event at a virginia home, there to reintroduce and generate support for the affordable care act, a bill he signed six months ago. the law which officially effect tomorrow allows young adults to stay on their parents' insurance up to the age of 26. insurance companies can no longer drop people when they get sick unless it's a case of fraud. insurers must cover presenttive services such as mammograms and col colon -- colonoscopies. insures can no longer deny coverage for children with preexisting conditions. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in healthcare, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protection in your interactions with your insurance company, that you're getting what you pay for. >> one provision in the new law has major insurance companies in california taking drastic measures. anthem blue cross and aetna say they have decided to stop selling children-only policies rather than comply with the law which bars them from rejecting youngster aware preexisting conditions. published reports say that c
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Sep 23, 2010 11:00am PDT
the president's healthcare plans. revealed their pledge to america at a virginia lumberyard. the document will guide them should they gain a majority of seats in the upcoming midterm elections. >> in order to create jobs, we need to end the uncertainty for job creators and the spending spree in washington. reform congress itself. >> democrats dismissed the gop plan as recycled ideas that would make the nation's problems even worse. president obama delivered a major speech of his own today addressing the u.n. general assembly. he urged world leaders to push past years of cynicism and pessimism and press towards middle east peace. the president's challenge weeks after he helped relaunch peace talks between the israelis and the palestinians. >> if an agreement is not reached, palestinians will never know the pride and dignity that comes with their own state. israelis will never know the certainty and security that comes with sovereign and stable neighbors who are committed to coexist. >> on other topics, mr. obama called on iran to improve its intent on nuclear program. the goal of
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Sep 14, 2010 4:30am PDT
alcohol related services. >>> the oakland couple charged with the murder of a virginia man will return to court for a month and a half for another hearing. they entered not guilty pleas yesterday to charges they shot and killed 45-year-old man during a robbery in july. he was in the bay area for a job interview at google. another pick of him here. the two are charged with murder and robbery. police say the couple took $17 during the robbery. >>> petaluma woman was passed out from tequila while her toddler got out of the house. they found the barefoot girl a mile from home. they have uncovered information not included in the initial police report about the mother, 23-year-old that led them to drop the charges against her. >> it appears that an armed robbery in vallejo this month may have been an inside job. two male employees of the park are under arrest. they found a lot of cash in their homes linking them to the robbery. >> the sound of disaster. >>> radio calls of san bruno's first responders had a water shortage and faulty information. >> plus, the family of an imprisoned u.c. berke
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Sep 19, 2010 5:30pm PDT
, virginia, its last u.s. factory producing plain-old incandescent light bulbs. new energy standards will all but ban the bulbs over the next four years. forcing millions to switch to compact fluorescents. most of which are made overseas. it seemed that the invepgs thomas edison perfected 130 years ago is flickering and fading. >> this is edison's private experimental room at the laboratory. he was working on ways improving the electrical lamp. >> reporter: he said that the great inventor would be torn about the change. >> on the one hand, he would have been disappointed. on the other hand, edison was always somebody who was looking forward. one thing that he was very interested in, was there more efficient ways to generate electricity? he would have seen that as the future. >> reporter: the incandescent bulb, notorious for getting by on a few hours of sleep, he wanted to transformed the world into a 24-hour culture by lighting up the night. >> the light bulb going off over your head, that's representing edison and his accomplishment. >> reporter: but it's inefficient. they use 75% l
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Sep 6, 2010 4:00am PDT
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Sep 13, 2010 4:00am PDT
obama visits fairfax, virginia, where he will meet with a local family in their home before hosting a discussion on the economy with families from the area. >>> ntsb investigators are set to begin reconstructing a natural gas pipeline that exploded into that giant deadly fireball which leveled an entire neighborhood in san bruno, california. >>> fire crews in colorado are battling a second major wildfire in the foothills. at least one home in loveland has been destroyed and others are threatened. >>> and television history will be made today as oprah winfrey begins her 25th and final season on the air. most of the guest list is top secret but we do know that the queen will dance on stage with actor john travolta. >> she'll be keeping busy, january 1st, own, oprah winfrey network launches on cable. >> for some of you your local news is next. >>> from ground zero. you a survive tree retrieved from the ashes and about to be regaining its place. morning pain slow you down? ♪ introducing bayer am, an extra strength pain reliever with alertness aid, specially formulated to fight morning p
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Sep 3, 2010 7:00am PDT
. we're going to show a live picture of virginia beach. the storm is just offshore there. sam champion is there. you see the waves kicking up. it was a little tough ride in north carolina. >> overnight, earl came within 85 miles of cape hatteras, with wind gusts up to 78 miles per hour. that is hurricane force. and it may be a sign of what's to come further north. over the next 24 hours, hurricane earl is expected to give a second punishing blow to eastern massachusetts. that's montauk right there. the waves have been very high there already. hurricane warnings are all up for cape cod and martha's vineyard and nantucket. boats being pulled from the water. shelters being set up in some areas. fema, sending supplies and telling people not to be lulled into any sense of security. >> being prepare said what they're saying. we have our correspondents in the storm zone, up and down the coast. we lead off with sam champion on virginia beach. hey, sam. >> good morning, george. good morning, elizabeth. this is a category 2 hurricane. there was some weakening overnight. when you talk about hurrican
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Aug 31, 2010 11:00pm PDT
coast. hurricane watches are up from southern north carolina all the way to the virginia border. we are talking about dangerous rip currents, large battering waves. of course if it veers anywhere further to the west heavy rain and wind will be a problem if you are traveling there for labor day weekend. temperatures under quiet conditions. 50s to 70s compared to 24 hours ago, most of the bay area is warmer. look at los gatos, up 12 degrees. up 9 degrees in antioch. is going to set the stage for some hot days inland the next few. warm at the coast and much cooler weather heading into labor day weekend. tonight we have clearly seen a northerly wind flow develop and it swept everything away except for a few patches around the san mateo coast and monterey bay. this will be a thing of the past. by morning it will all be gone. temperatures by morning in the low 50s to the low 60s. so a very mild start tomorrow morning. and then we are expecting rapid warming as we see the down sloping wind continuing. temperatures in the 70s, a warm one. the inland areas closer to the triple digit mark. 90
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Sep 16, 2010 11:00am PDT
lab in ashburn, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and test the components in an effort to understand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on that blast could take a year to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for residents and information on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighters chose to evacuate the children after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now believe the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up and take them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltimore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by p
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00pm PDT
, virginia, texas, indiana, ohio, pennsylvania, north carolina and arizona. the report says criminals and gun traffickers may favor states with more relaxed gun laws. >>> politics now with congressional elections just 37 days away. the democrats brought out the big guns. bill clinton hit the trail. president obama follows tomorrow. and where they are campaigning speaks volumes about the party's difficulties right now. here is bradley. >> president barack obama played basketball on sunday with his two daughters sasha and malea. just about every other washington insider played politics. former president bill clinton barn -- barnstormed for other candidates where they could gain control of the house and the senate. >> their argument is we dug a $3 trillion hole in eight years and they didn't get us out in 21 months. >> republicans faulted the democrats for not pushing the tax cuts beyond the november election. >> it would be the most irresponsible thing i have seen since i have been in washington, d.c. >> democrats say they are ready to cut taxes. they say it is republicans holding up the le
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. category four, and coming close to the north carolina-virginia border, gale warnings up. the threat is early as tomorrow. and it will work parallel along the coastline towards new england and could be impacting new england area as well, heading into friday. and there is dangerous rip currents, large rains and heavy rain, wind l is a system working towards east coast that. will have a large play as to whether it veers out a little bit more. numbers now into 80s and 90 as cross most of the bay area. there is another hot day inlnld. not as warm at the coast. cooling trends getting us into the weekend. today, there is you probably felt warm air off shore flow and much of the state and temperatures came up today. there is tonight fog going skirt just off the coastline here, not making it to the coast by morning. morning starts out clear. temperatures will be mild into low 50s to mid-60s, tomorrow is a spare the air day, again. and we're looking at poor air quality. there is moderate air quality across the rest of the bay area, temperatures thursday, mid-90s for san jose. and there is 82348
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Sep 1, 2010 11:00pm PDT
warnings are up for carolina and virginia. as you notice, the category 3 becomes a 2 heading parallel to the new england coastline for the holiday weekend. it is a dangerous category 4. the biggest threat with this will be the rain, the wind and the potential for some rip currents. here in the bay area it was the heat today. very summer like. numbers in the 90s. look at the mid to upper 90s. 97 in concord. even around the bay, 90 in oakland and 91 in san rafael. coastal areas are on the warm side. half moon bay in san francisco in the 70s and the 80s. by the way, pacifica came up a good 21 from yesterday's highs. just to give you an indication as to the magnitude of the heat, the high definition emeryville camera, sun down at 7:39. no fog in sight. but that is going to change. the numbers right now are under clear skies. really warm still. 60s and 70s except in half moon bay where it is 55 degrees. another hot day inland tomorrow. not as warm at the coast. and we are facing a cooling trend heading into the weekend. watch what happens on our computer animation. the fog skirts the coast
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Sep 15, 2010 11:00am PDT
williamson, west virginia. oprah: do you feel in any way, that you owe that family an apology? >> next "oprah." % >> today on oprah at 4:00, returning to a town that erupted with fear when a patient jumped into a pool 20 years ago. repairless that never took place. a utility watchdog group is out with serious charges. that story and more coming up at 5:00. >> twitter users may notice a big change designed to make it easier to check out photos and video. >> two panes, the left side with familiar time line with tweets you follow, the right side photos, maps and user profile. twitter hopes you'll spend more time on the site with these changes. hasn't happened yet. >> but we'll see. thanks for "know the species, know the stain." lanolin-free coat, i know it's an alpaca. walks in here, looks says "hey look, it's a llama!" cleaning the stain like he would a llama stain. time he's wasting. ♪ call 1-800-steemer ring ring. progresso. everyday i eat your soups , i save a lot of money. that's great. so, your delicious rich and hearty soups have made me, rich and hearty. that's funny. w
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Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm PDT
to any ticket master location. if it shuts down, customers have to mail tickets to virginia. however, because she went through hassle, ticket master made an expepgs. -- exception saying we regret consumer inconvenience and the situation was resolved as soon as we're made aware. katie e mail aid copy toickit master ask received this credit to her account. four tickets, $109 each. $436. >> i thank you for helping me. i feel a great sense of relief. and i'm happy. when u 2 comes back, i'll be back getting more tickets, probably. >> how do you get around this? purchase your tickets online. just go back, request money and the refund goes back into your pocket. >> thank you. >> sure. >> coming up next, nasa rewrites the history of life on mars. >>> a discovery almost made 35 years ago. man: we need a sofa. something i can stretch out on! woman: ooh... that will go with those lamps my mother gave us. or we could get some new lamps. or we could get no sofa. negotiating, eh? you got it! how about a nice home for our tv? how about doors to hide that drive-in theater? how about a cowhide rug? y
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Sep 24, 2010 12:05am PDT
the first woman executed by the state of virginia in nearly a century, killed by lethal injection, lewis refused to accept a ed is dive, and with her last words apologized to her victim's daughter. she was convicted in 2003 with plotting with a young lover to kill her husband for the insurance money. that's our report for tonight. from all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: it's the "jimmy kimmel live" fantasy league, presented by gmc. >> jimmy: hello, i'm jimmy kimmel. >> and i'm cousin sal. >> jimmy: you look football? i like football. they like football. let's talk football. >> some great matchups. adam in a tight battle with jb smoove. >> jimmy: the sports guy, bill simmons slips by kristen bell by a field goal. >> dax shepard no match for kimmel. >> jimmy: thank, sal. and perry made soup out of joel mchale who handled the loss with a little something called sportsmanship. >> wow. what a surprise. i got beat by a legend from the nfl. >> thank you. >> and i would like to take you out to dinner, so, if you don't mind, i'm going to go to the cash machine and get $5
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Sep 12, 2010 5:00am PDT
interest than most. the boise state-virginia tech game gave some local sports fans a glimpse into the future. david louie went to a san leandro sports bar where the game was televised in 3-d. >> they're not the most stylish glasses but definitely the newest status symbol. ricky's sport and grill got its 3-d tv set six months ago. >> it's like you're right there. >> that's what we saw one customer trying to do. no grabbing the players. sporting events with stimulating tv set sales. four companies are making them, l. g., panasonic, samsung and sony. a 3-d set and surround sound system can run from two to $6,000. >> the really awesome thing is with all your 3-d tv's, you can see your 2-d action as well. all blu-ray movies and standard definition can be viewed on your 3-d tv. >> special glasses add to the cost. they run from $100 to $150. one comes as a set. free glasses for movie theaters won't work for tv. 3-d sets make up sales for one-third of sets. while they wow first-time viewers, some say they will postpone taking the plunge. >> what we saw here is just the beginning of it. they c
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Sep 2, 2010 12:05am PDT
state of emergency was declared for north carolina, virginia and maryland. meanwhile, a tropical storm warning is in effect for the jersey shore and the new york city area faces a tropical storm watch, while cape cod could see worse as the storm deflects to the east the national hurricane is describing this storm as large and dangerous, for sure. and finally tonight, president obama is hosting israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and palestinian president ma mu abbas for yet a new round of middle east peace talks. we are but five men, president obama said. and at least on the first day there were signs that the talks could be serious, with the israeli leader calling the palestinian leader his, quote, partner in peace. we'll see. that's our report for tonight. i'm terry moran. for cynthia mcfadden, bill weir and all of us at abc news, good night, america. >> dicky: tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> president took sasha to play miniature golf. with cameras rolling, the kid dropped a hole in one. >> actually went to the town of sandwich for the sandwich that was invented. i
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Sep 21, 2010 6:00pm PDT
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Sep 1, 2010 7:00am PDT
carolina and virginia. evacuations are under way in north carolina this morning. sam is there. and we'll have the very latest for us this morning. >> it moved a little east overnight. still a serious threat. >>> our other top story, the president's address from his new oval office last night. saying that after 7 1/2 years of war in iraq, it's time to turn the page and focus on fixing our economy at home. the official handover ceremony takes place in baghdad today. 50,000 troops will remain in iraq. nearly 100,000 in afghanistan. we'll speak with the vice president about what comes next. >>> and a stunning end to the alaska senate race. republican lisa murkowski concedes the race to joe miller, tea party candidate, in what may be one of the biggest upsets in the 2010 elections. >> the tea party showing so much strength in the republican primaries. we will get to that. >>> we want to get straight to hurricane earl. it's been almost 20 years since a storm this massive threatens such a large portion of the east coast. our team is portioned across the storm path. and we start with sam in nort
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Sep 18, 2010 7:00am PDT
weather. >> thanks for that, ron. good morning, everyone. let's turn to virginia beach. for those of you trying to get the last licks of summer in, be wary. rough surf will be an issue this weekend. down in virginia beach, 6-foot to 12-foot seas. and the rip currents will be treacherous, as well. the culprit, as we mentioned all morning, hurricane igor. churning in the atlantic. going to take a hit on bermuda by monday. it's a category 2. packing 105-mile-per-hour winds. it's 600 miles to the east of the east coast. but it's such a ma thanks so much. this weather report has been brought to you by avon. dan? >> mary, thank you. >>> yet again this morning, we're talking about lindsay lohan. and yet again, it is not something positive. she tested positive for drugs in a court-ordered test. she went on twitter last night to say she is still, quote, a work in progress. any progress she makes now may happen in jail. meg oliver has more. >> pull it together. you're a mess. do you think anyone wants to work with a drunk? take it from me. they don't. >> reporter: less than a week after poking
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Sep 13, 2010 5:30pm PDT
white house. >> reporter: the president met with middle class voters in fairfax, virginia, today. >> i'm a massage therapist. >> i've got a crick in my neck. >> i bet you do. >> reporter: and there he continued to push the idea that republicans have a stranglehold on a middle class tax cut and are holding it hostage until it's extended to wealthier americans as well. >> because wages and incomes had flat-lined for middle class families, they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001, 2003. >> reporter: over the weekend, house republican leader john boehner essentially gave in, saying he'd go along with continuing those bush tax cuts for middle-class voters, even if the cuts for higher wage earners are allowed to expire. >> if the only option i have is to vote for some of those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> reporter: but today, leader boehner realized he was out on a limb all by himself. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said senate republicans are united against any tax increase. >> only in washington could someone propose a t
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Sep 2, 2010 4:00am PDT
been declared in north carolina, virginia and maryland. and social security checks have even been mailed early to recipients in ten states. >> right now, the category 4 storm is 400 miles across. it actually picked up speed overnight. it's expected to reach the north carolina coast later today. and that's where emily schmidt is now tracking the latest conditions. what's it like right now, emily? >> reporter: rob and mike, you look at the skies right they're they're clear. you can easily see the stars and the moon. you look behind me at the sea and you can tell there's not much of a breeze. we know the winds will pick up. so, too, will be pace of preparations. you want proof of that? i got it right here. our hotel delivered this letter to everyone. it says there's a mandatory evacuation for tourists on this island. it begins in less than an hour. this is the eye of hurricane earl. an area of calm in the midst of what is a monster category 4 storm. it's threatening more of the east coast than any hurricane in nearly 20 years. >> he's on the way. >> reporter: and that means people ar
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Sep 17, 2010 4:00am PDT
virginia. >>> and major cleanup is also under way in parts of the northeast after a deadly series of storms moved through. one person was killed in new york, when a tree fell on her car. >>> the white house rolls out a new report on how billions of dollars in stimulus money is being spent. it is an effort to blunt criticism about the economy from the republicans. >>> yom kippur, the jewish day of atonement begins at sundown tonight. jews around the world will atone and fast on what is the most solemn observance of the year. >>> and prince williamom flightl from flight school today. he's spent the last 18 months training to be a search and rescue pilot in the air force. >>> and coming up later on "good morning america," interesting story here. the sleeping on the job make you a better employee? there's a new trend among companies to allow, even encourage workers, to get shut-eye on the clock. does it work? >> i have a feeling i know what the employees think about this idea. >> no kidding. that's not bad at all. take a little nap on the desk, maybe. >>> for some of you, coming up, your
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Sep 2, 2010 7:00am PDT
: below, back on ground, preparations are under way. the governors of north carolina, virginia and maryland declared states of emergency. bob mcdonald activated the national guard, sending 200 troops to the chesapeake bay area. the postal service is delivering social security checks early to the coastal area of north carolina, virginia, maryland, delaware and new york. and the u.s. navy returning home from somalia, rushed to get home to virginia, ahead of the bad weather. on this beach, even the sea turtle nests were picked up and moved for safety. and surf's up in wrights head, north carolina. but it's extremely rough. and tourists are told to get out. now. >> they kicked us out this morning. >> they won't let us stay. they're going to make us sit in this traffic. >> back to jersey. >> reporter: with hurricane earl so close to the coastline, the entire east coast is threatened. if this storm jogs a little bit one way or the other, it will make a huge difference in which areas are affected. here at atlantic beach, herb and cindy know better. they're not taking any chances, moving t
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Sep 16, 2010 2:05am PDT
of west virginia. if you were to go to new york city or los angeles, you would find people who have the exact same views and who could articulate them just as angrily as the people did here today--as some of the people did here today. it is not just a small town problem. >> it's home. i love it and i care about it and i did this to show them that i care. i didn't do this to hurt anyone and to exploit anybody. i hoped that they would learn something. oprah: say exactly what you just said to me during commercial break. >> fear overrode all our compassion and our love for the person. oprah: but did you oprah: but did you learn from that experience--of standing up in that audience and being who you were on that day in that audience--to be a little more compassionate? >> oh, yes. >> for sure. >> yes. oprah: you did? >> yes. oprah: you did? >> yes, ma'am. >> i certainly try oprah: ok. well, no matter what you think of mike, you have to admit that it really was so courageous of him to go on national television in 1987. this wasn't a world where everybody was on tv talking about their lives
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Sep 7, 2010 12:05am PDT
robert byrd of west virginia. >> gentleman gets up and yells, he's going to intimidate people into believing he is right. he is wrong. the gentleman is wrong. >> barbaric. >> it is a shame! a shame! >> barbaric! >> you should urge them to vote yes, something the gentleman has not done. >> barbaric. >> jimmy: it's like they're the same guy. [ applause ] he -- there was a report yesterday that 16-year-old justin bieber was working on a memoir called "justin bieber, first step to forever, my story." and again, he's 16. and here's the thing. i feel like i'm too young. to write a memoir. don't you have to have some oirs before you mem them? i think you do. and apparently justin agrees. he said on twitter he's not writing a memoir. but they are going forward with the movie about his life. ♪ >> from the creators of "an inconvenient truth" and shake weights comes a true story about a boy who conquered a rare disorder. >> i pushed and i thought that it opened but obviously it didn't. >> to become an overnight teen sensation. >> i love all my fans. they've been incredible. >> justin bieber
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Sep 25, 2010 4:00pm PDT
times as we want. >> reporter: the racist, obscene calls continued. in virginia, in a case of mistaken identity, another customer had similar rough found tactics. >> can't pick up the phone now? huh? what? little punk. >> reporter: brocks said he received calls like that for months until they finally realized they had the wrong bank of america customer. >> i had no way to put an end to the phone calls. >> reporter: the calls to the bank of america customers came from a debt collection agency, a. c. t. in texas. one of the debt collectors who made the offensive calls, a company supervisor, testified in a lawsuit that he was hired there just seven months after leaving prison. >> a prison mentality. these are the people a.c.t. chose to hire to collect debt for bank of america. >> reporter: the company says the callers were rogue operators and it has since improved oversight. >> what happened did not represent the policies and the work that our employees do. >> reporter: but a jury held both the callers and a.c.t. responsible in a verdict of more than $1.5 million. yet, bank of america con
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
. >> the state of virginia has excused the first woman to face capital punishment in the u.s. in five years. 41-year-old theresa lewis died by lethal injection. she was convicted of enticing two men to shoot her son and husband while sleeping. she apologized before her execution. >> a ruling of a federal judge could throw out the "don't ask, don't tell" policy once and for all. the judge ruled it was unconstitutional two weeks ago and could issue an injunction on the ban on openly gay troops but the obama administration filed motions yesterday to block such an injunction. the white house says the legal filing follows government procedure and does not detract from the president's efforts for congress to throw out the "don't ask, don't tell." >> the faa, a u.s. airway jet is the yellow line in this animation. the red line is a cargo plane that took off on a parallel runway almost the same time. the planes were in thick cloud cover and didn't see each other but came so close as you can see the u.s. airways pilot to hear the cargo plane passing him. >> off the left side. >> 1848, contact.
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Sep 1, 2010 6:00pm PDT
up towards virginia. early as 11 tomorrow night, they can be dealing with rain, wind, and rip currents. here in the bay area there is a hotter days inland. triple digits z cooler at the coast. and there is upper 30s there. and sanda, thank you up next a nemesis of the sharks decides to join them this season. >>> getting its first gay student tonight at 9:00 why the creators of archie comics are adding the character and reaction from reader autos then at 11:00 air, community comes together for this fremont police officer shot in the line of duty. its coming up for you on news at 9:00 and 11:00. >> you and z.now, tension in 49ers land. >> yes. larry beil is here. >> there is a little friction. >> yes. >> and there is a little bit of a family feud nork big deal at training camp. a confrontation is no punches thrown or anything like that. they had to leave the field. david, bern never shy and named one of the team captains. would not happy with crabtree's attitude or work ethic. crabtree objected. result was a shouting match. and and. >> they were both wrong. and we'll not have di
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am PDT
for a vote after november's elections. >>> the supreme court has denied the appeal of a virginia woman set to be executed tomorrow. theresa lewis was convicted of hiring two men to kill her husband and stepson to collect insurance. her lawyer argued lewis should be spared, saying she has an i.q. that is, quote, borderline mentally retarded. >>> prosecutors call it corruption on steroids. the mayor of bell, california, and seven current and former city officials will be arraigned today on charges they bilked taxpayers out of $5 million, so they could live the high life. paying themselves salaries as high as $800,000. city residents celebrated in the streets after hearing about the arrests. >>> if you have a rough ride to work in the morning, you're not alone. new figures out this morning show nearly one-quarter of major urban roadways are in substandard condition costing the average driver more than $400 a year in repairs. >>> now, paris hilton. overnight, she joined the ranks of the rolling stones and paul mccartney. she's been denied entry to japan because of her past drug use.
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Sep 21, 2010 2:05am PDT
crimes in virginia and ohio. >>> a woman who oregon police say faked an acid attack is now facing theft charges. bethany storro splashed acid on her own face then claimed a strang hadd he she's sill vinge now she's been charged with theft because prosecutors say she took $28,000 in donations. her parents said all the money raised for her will be returned. >>> economists say the recession is over but millions of americans who are still out of work might disagree. president obama is facing some tough questions about th recovery as we head toward midterm elections. here's jake tapper. >> reporter: the president was confronted by the angst of his supporters. participants in a cnbc town hall said they were frustrated by what the man in whom they had invested so much had not been able to accomplish. >> i'm exhausted. i'm exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the mantle of change that i voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. >> like a lot of people in my generation i was really inspired by you and by your campaign and message that y
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> first, president obama in full campaign mode. call it his glory days tour. he's in iowa and virginia today, two of his key states from 2008. last night he had a huge college rally in wisconsin, trying to target the voters who surged the polls but have been sitting this year out. and the big question is, can he recapture some of that 2008 magic? because this has been the tea party's year. >> it certainly has. >>> also this morning, strong charges coming from a man accusing that popular pastor in atlanta of sex abuse. we'll hear explosive charges from a 23-year-old who says bishop eddie long is a predator. that's the word he used. that is coming up in a moment. >>> we begin with the latest tropical weather brewing off of florida this morning. it's set to make a run up the east coast and could cause serious flooding. sam is tracking it for us at the weather board. >> good morning, george and robin. we'll talk a little about this storm. it is tropical depression 16. if you're looking for it to kind of perform like a big tropical storm, it's not. but it's going to drop a lot of heavy rain
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Sep 26, 2010 8:00am PDT
virginia, we're competitive in a lot of places. will we win them all? who knows. the delaware primary was interesting. new candidate, fresh face, i think she's got a good chance of winning. >> i mean she definitely wasn't your candidate. i mean basically they -- one would say that the public -- >> you picked out one. senate race. i just gave you 12 places where we have a chance of beating democrats. >> even in your own state and i want to ask you actually what are the qualifications do these people have? for instance, what is christine o'donnell's qualification for actually governing? what is sharron angle's actual qualification for governing? >> well, they won the primary fair and square against real competition, and they emerged as the nominee. and sharron angle is running no worse than dead even against the majority leader of the senate. i think that's pretty significant. >> and you're not afraid that there might be a turnoff whether it's -- >> am i afraid of having more republicans in the senate? >> no, that wasn't the question. >> of course, not. >> that's not the questio
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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
news, sterling, virginia. >>> later this evening, virginia is set to execute a woman in a case that raises fundamental questions about who gets the death penalty and who does not. teresa lewis admits she's guilty. so, why are so many respected people saying this execution is wrong? jim sciutto is outside the prison in jarratt, virginia. >> reporter: teresa lewis has confessed to a cold and calculating crime, asking her lover and a friend to kill her husband and stepson to collect a $250,000 life insurance policy in a jailhouse interview with cnn, she pled for forgiveness. >> i just wish i could take it back. and i'm sorry for all the people that i've hurt. >> reporter: but complicating the case, lewis did not pull the trigger. the men who did only got life in prison. and crucially, court-appointed doctors found she only had an i.q. of 72, just two points above the legal minimum for execution in virginia. a duke university psychologist who examined her concluded teresa's functional mental age is in the range of 12 to 14 years. rallying to her cause are novelist john grisham, justices
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Sep 24, 2010 4:00am PDT
executed in virginia. pleas to spare her went right up to the very end. >>> states of emergency in the upper midwest. the water came up fast after a powerful storm. >>> and new restrictions for a once-popular drug. we'll hear from the doctor who first raised the red flag. >>> and good morning, everybody. thanks for being with us on this friday morning. we begin, now, with the first woman executed here in the u.s. in five years. she's been put to death in virginia. >> theresa lewis' case gained international attention, not just because of her gender. but supporters argue that she was not smart enough to carry out the crimes. here's brad wheelis. >> reporter: theresa lewis became the first woman executed in virginia in almost 50 years. lewis was sentenced to detd in 2003, for hiring two killers who shot her husband and her stepson. according to prosecutors, the two were lured into lewis' scheme by sex and money. the money was to promise to split the son's and husband's life insurance with him. lewis confessed to the plot. >> i just wish i could take it back. >> reporter: according to a w
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Sep 15, 2010 2:05am PDT
seasonable in the rest of the country. >>> in charlottesville, virginia, thomas jefferson is getting a bath. >> well, sort of. a bronze statue of jefferson at the university of virginia is being cleaned up. conservation experts have washed the founding father's statue with a mild detergent and then coated the statue with a specially made wax. >> they say that wax prevents corrosion and makes the bronze shine. school administrators admit jefferson was looking shabby and grubby. and the statue needed some repairs. it's time for a makeover because it's been there since 1918. cleaning it also gave them a chance to recast some of the items that have just disappeared over time. he used to have swords and a crown and scales of justice. swords, swords, i always say that word wrong. swords. and a scale of justice. they also said they can fix the marble base. so if you see it, you'll probably notice a few other things by his feet. >> t.j. looking good. more news after this. ♪ i turned to stone when you were gone ♪ he's single, he's great looking and i'm going to introduce you in two weeks. he's a
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Sep 7, 2010 2:05am PDT
. >>> investigators in west virginia are trying to figure out the cause of a fire which killed 27 race horses. four barns near the racetrack in charlestown burned to the ground. workers described a frantic scene as they tried to pull horses to safety as the fire spread. they were able to save nearly 30 of the animals. >>> san francisco police have arrested a daredevil climber who managed to scale a 58-story downtown building. stuntman dan goodwin, also known as skyscraper man, managed to climb up the city's millennium tower and unfurl an american flag at the top. it took goodwin about three hours to scale the 645-foot residential building. goodwin used suction cups, not ropes, for that big climb. >> nothing stopped him. >>> here's another impressive man. a southern california man is nursing some sore feet this morning after setting a new world record for running in the sand. >> christian burke began his trek in hermosa beach at noon on sunday and ran for 24 straight hours. his idea was to raise money for the town's cash-poor schools which face a nearly $700,000 budget shortfall. >> at
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
pledge to america. will it help them take back congress? jonathan karl is in sterling, virginia, where the announcement will be made later. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the republicans are coming out here to tart lumber to try to do what they did when they won the house in 1994, which is to offer a specific plan of action for a republican congress. republicans spent much of the past two years, opposing president obama's big initiatives. >> hell no you can't! >> we're the party of no. on this bill, hell, no. >> the party of no? we're the party of hell no. >> reporter: now, house republicans are coming up with a "pledge to america" and effort to get beyond the party of no and what they call a new governing agenda for america. what they would do if they were in control of congress. at the top of the list, permanently extend the bush tax cut, all of them. including those on the wealthy. cancel all unspent stimulus spending. as off today, $258 billion of the $814 billion of the stimulus has not been spent. repeal the obama health care bill. replacing it with republic
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Sep 2, 2010 2:05am PDT
touch us, and within three hours it's right on top of us. >> reporter: north carolina, virginia, and maryland are all under states of emergency. fema is already shipping bottled water, generators and 300,000 meals to north carolina and massachusetts. cape cod is also in the path of earl and home to 500,000 summer residents. >> we could see watches and warnings continue to move up the east coast. that's why it's so important for residents to have evacuation plans ready to go if the evacuation orders are called for. >> reporter: the last time a hurricane posed such a threat to the east coast was in 1991, when hurricane bob caused an estimated $620 million in damage. t.j. winick, abc news, pine knoll shores, north carolina. >>> now to the path of hurricane earl, which is something much of the east coast is keeping a very close eye on. >> no doubt about that. accuweather's ava dinges is tracking the storm for us. good morning, ava. >> good morning, mike and rob. hurricane earl, the first hurricane of the 2010 season to thest, t no contes tcraswavs and surf along the southeast coast. on i
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Sep 5, 2010 5:00am PDT
purchase was made in michigan by a woman he didn't know by the name of virginia black. right away, reuben figured the worst. >> theft. identity theft. somebody took my card and somebody making purchases on my card in my name. >> reuben called best buy and the store assured him nobody used his account. the company promised to find out why he received someone else's e-mail and put a stop to it. however, that was only the beginning. >> i received e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail after e-mail with all her purchases, all her geek squad orders and times for pickups. everything she purchased, cameras, laptops, power supplies. >> best buy kept promising to fix the problem but the e-mails kept coming. reuben felt he new the woman. more troubling he had her best buy member i.d. number. in the wrong hands, he filled that could be misused. >> the implications that could happen if her information was to be leaked and they could point the finger towards me saying, you know, you gave this person's information out when i didn't. and my only concern was to get rid of it, not to see he
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